Quiz: how much do you know about eclipses?

This Sunday on June 21, the annular phase of this decade’s first solar eclipse will be visible from India, Africa and China. How much do you know about solar eclipses? What is an annular eclipse?

Quiz Yourself

Take our short quiz to see how much you know and what you can learn.

Which one of these images shows a solar eclipse?

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Do eclipses occur on other planets?
Yes
No

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What is the name of the following event?

When the Sun and the Moon are exactly in line, but the size of the Moon appears to be smaller than the Sun.
Total eclipse
Partial eclipse
Annular eclipse

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What type of eclipse occurs in between a total and annular eclipse?
Hybrid eclipse
Partial eclipse

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How many solar eclipses can we expect each year?
Only 1
Between 2 and 5
Between 8 and 15

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How long can a solar eclipse last for?
Up to 4 minutes
Up to 7.5 minutes
Up to 45 minutes

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